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UN Tour

Tuesday | 08 September | 2015 “A future based on ‘race representation’ through affirmative action and black economic empowerment in South Africa”.

Following many consultations, input conferences and discussions with experts, Solidarity finalised a shadow report that has now been submitted to the United Nations. This report aims to create awareness in the international community for the affirmative action practice that the South African government is currently implementing in South Africa and  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 September | 2015 In the city of the “Reformation” to talk about “transformation”

The United Nations’ European Headquarters in Geneva is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The UN’s Palais des Nations (Palace of Nations) is photographed from all corners by tourists and visitors, soaking up the last days of the European summer. When you look around you, you realise that Geneva  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 September | 2015 Complaint against SA government about race quotas to be brought before the UN in Geneva today

More than half a million South Africans support the complaint Trade union Solidarity will today in Geneva lodge a complaint against the South African government with the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This will be the first time since 1994 that a complaint of racial  … Read more

Monday | 07 September | 2015 Affirmative action kills people

by dr. Dirk Hermann Dr Frans Cronje of the South African Institute for Race Relations recently caused an uproar when he said affirmative action killed babies. This was because of babies who died of polluted water in Bloemhof. This argument can be developed even further.   Affirmative action switches lights  … Read more

Monday | 07 September | 2015 What process is to be followed regarding the complaint filed at the UN and what would it mean?

by dr. Dirk Hermann Over the past weekend, experts have expressed their opinion about the process to be followed and whether it would be a success. With the exception of Prof Koos Malan, it became clear that these experts were not knowledgeable about the process at all. In a nutshell,  … Read more

Monday | 07 September | 2015 Why the UN campaign?

by dr. Drik Hermann After preparations that spanned literally many years, we have arrived in Geneva Switzerland to lodge a complaint against the South African government because of its racial policies. The reason for lodging such a complaint can be summarised as follows: The mere fact that someone has decided  … Read more

Thursday | 27 August | 2015 UN to learn about affirmative action abuses in South Africa

Trade union Solidarity is due to pay a visit to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva to submit a shadow report on the controversial issue of broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) and affirmative action. The shadow report was compiled with the help of comments and input from members, top lawyers  … Read more

Tuesday | 09 June | 2015 Affirmative action infringements in South Africa heading to the UN Wide support for Solidarity’s complaint

During the past two months, more than 300 000 South African across the entire race and political spectrum showed support for Solidarity’s complaint to the United Nations (UN) about affirmative action. The complaint relates to government’s disregard for the UN convention aimed at eliminating all forms of racial discrimination. Solidarity’s complaint  … Read more

Monday | 08 June | 2015 Titus, Govender, Hoffman and others to give input into Solidarity’s UN shadow report

Several opinion formers will give their input at a conference in Cape Town organised to obtain input into Solidarity’s complaint to the UN against the South African government. This conference will be held on Tuesday 9 June and opinion formers who will participate include, among others, Dr Danny Titus, Executive  … Read more

Thursday | 14 May | 2015 Solidarity receives support to file complaint with UN

At a conference held in Pretoria today, South Africans across a wide spectrum, including numerous opinion leaders, showed their support for the complaint Solidarity intends to file with the United Nations (UN) against the South African government’s policy of affirmative action. Moreover, the trade union has received the first input  … Read more

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